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1

With a large tow astern, there is immediate danger to the tug in the event of the .

tug losing power

2

With an increase in temperature the volume of flammable and combustible liquids .

expands

3

With rudders amidships and negligible wind, a twin-screw vessel moving ahead on the port screw and backing on the starboard screw will
.

pivot to starboard

4

With rudders amidships and negligible wind, a twin-screw vessel moving astern with both engines backing will back                     .

in a fairly straight line

5

With the buttress securing system, containers of different heights must be stowed                     .

on the top tier

6

With the exception of a Coast Guard approved commercial hybrid Personal Flotation Device (PFD), which type of life preserver must be carried for each person on board an uninspected passenger vessel?

Type I

7

Yawing can be described as
.

veering from side to side on the end of the towline

8

Yawing is angular motion of the vessel about what axis?

Vertical

9

You are 15 feet off a pier and docking a vessel using only a bow breast line and stern breast line. Once the slack is out of both lines you begin to haul in on the bow breast line. What is the effect on the vessel?

The bow will come in and the stern will remain the same distance off the pier.

10

You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch while underway at sea. The watch should not be transferred
.

during a navigational course change

11

You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch. After reviewing the chart and having been briefed by the off-going mate, you are now ready to effect the relief. The watch is officially transferred to you after                     .

you say, "I relieve you" and you state the course per gyro and magnetic compasses

12

You are a watchstanding mate and have come to the bridge to relieve the watch. After reviewing the chart and having been briefed by the off-going mate, you are now ready to effect the relief. Which of the following is exemplary of the statement that would officially transfer the watch?

You say to the mate going off watch, "I relieve you, course 321° per gyro, 316° per standard."

13

You are aboard a right-handed single- screw vessel with headway on. The engine is put full astern and the rudder hard left. What will the bow do?

It will swing to the left, straighten out and then swing to the right as the vessel loses way.

14

You are aboard a single-screw vessel (right-hand propeller) going full ahead with good headway. The engine is put astern and the rudder is placed hard left. The stern of the vessel will swing to                     .

starboard until headway is lost and then to port

15

You are aboard a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller. The vessel is dead in the water and the rudder is amidships. If you reverse your engine you would expect your vessel to                     .

kick its stern to port

16

You are aboard vessel "A" in a narrow channel and the pilot is approaching vessel "B" as shown. The reason he has not previously changed course to the starboard side of the channel is
.

to avoid the effects of bank cushion and bank suction

17

You are anchoring in 16 fathoms of water. On a small to medium size vessel, the                     .

anchor should be lowered to within 2 fathoms of the bottom before being dropped

18

You are anchoring in a river where the current is from one direction only.
The best way to lay out two anchors is to have them                     .

so that their lines form an angle

19

You are approaching a disabled vessel in order to remove survivors from it. If your vessel drifts faster than the disabled vessel, how should you make your approach?

To windward of the disabled vessel

20

You are approaching a pier and intend to use the port anchor to assist in docking port side to. You would NOT use the anchor if                     .

there is shallow water enroute to the berth

21

You are approaching a ship that is broken down and are preparing to take her in tow. BEFORE positioning your vessel to pass the towline, you must .

compare the rate of drift between the ships

22

You are approaching the pilot station with the wind fine on the starboard bow and making about 3 knots. You can help to calm the seas by taking what action just before the pilot boat comes along on the port side?

A short burst of ahead full with left full rudder

23

You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 500 yards and your vessel's LOA is 484 feet. If you anchor in 8 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

3 shots

24

You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 550 yards and your vessel's LOA is 449 feet. If you anchor in 9 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

4 shots

25

You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 600 yards and your vessel's LOA is 525 feet. If you anchor in 10 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

4 shots

26

You are arriving in port and are assigned to anchor in anchorage circle B-4. It has a diameter of 700 yards and your vessel's LOA is 600 feet. If you anchor in 11 fathoms at the center of the circle, what is the maximum number of shots of chain you can use and still remain in the circle?

5 shots

27

You are attempting to take a dead ship in tow. All lines have been passed and secured. How should you get underway?

Gradually apply power until catenary almost breaks the water, but keep the catenary in the water.

28

You are backing on twin engines with rudders amidships, when your port engine stalls. To continue backing on course, you should                     .

apply right rudder

29

You are backing on twin engines with rudders amidships. Your starboard engine stalls. To continue backing on course, you should                     .

apply left rudder

30

You are being towed by one tug. As you lengthen the bridle legs you
                    .

reduce the yawing of your vessel

31

You are carrying cargoes of crotonaldehyde, phosphoric acid, and morpholine on your multiple-product tankship. Which of the following statements is TRUE?

Each of the cargoes must be segregated from the other by at least two barriers.

32

You are carrying triethylamine, methyl methacrylate and isoprene in your multiple-product tankship. Which of the following statements is true?

Isoprene may be carried in a cargo tank adjacent to either of the other two cargoes.

33

You are cleaning the tanks after carrying a cargo of crude oil. Which statement is TRUE?

Steam cleaning and water washing are both capable of generating electrostatic charges within a tank.

34

You are coming to anchor in 8 fathoms of water. In this case, the
.

anchor may be dropped from the hawsepipe

35

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn you take the ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results shown. Based on this information, what is the transfer for a turn of 75°?

300 yards (274 meters)

36

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results as shown. Based on this information, what is the advance for a turn of 45°?

690 yards

37

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results as shown. Based on this information, what is the advance for a turn of 75°?

825 yards (754 meters)

38

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results as shown. Based on this information, what is the advance for a turn of 90°?

870 yards

39

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results as shown. Based on this information, what is the transfer for a turn of 180°?

910 yards

40

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results as shown. Based on this information, what is the transfer for a turn of 90°?

380 yards

41

You are conducting trials to determine the maneuvering characteristics of your vessel. While making a turn, you take ranges and bearings of an isolated light with the results shown. Based on this information, what is the transfer for a turn of 45°?

130 yards

42

You are conning a twin-screw vessel going ahead with rudders amidships. If the port screw stops turning the bow will .

go to port

43

You are docking a ship with a single- screw tug assisting on your starboard bow. How should the tug be tied up if you are anticipating that she will have to hold your bow off while you stem the current?

The tug should put a stern line up, leading ahead on the ship.

44

You are docking a vessel in a slip which has its entrance athwart the tide. You land the ship across the end of the pier, stemming the tide, preparatory to breaking the ship around the corner. You have one tug to assist. Where would you generally tie up the tug?

Tie her up on the offshore bow.

45

You are docking a vessel starboard side to with the assistance of two tugs. You are attempting to hold the vessel off by operating both tugs at right angles to the vessel and at full power. You must ensure that                     .

the ship has no headway at the time

46

You are docking a vessel. If possible, you should                     .

go in against the current

47

You are docking a vessel. Wind and current are most favorable when they are                     .

parallel to the pier from ahead

48

You are docking an oceangoing single- screw vessel under normal circumstances with a single tug. The tug is usually used to                     .

control the bow and is tied to the offshore bow

49

You are doing a Williamson turn. Your vessel has swung about 60°
from the original course heading. You should                     .

shift your rudder

50

You are drifting in a locale where there is no current. As a rule, your vessel will lie .

beam to the wind

51

You are going ahead on twin engines when you want to make a quick turn to port. Which actions will turn your boat the fastest?

Reverse port engine; apply left rudder

52

You are going ahead on twin engines with rudder amidships. Your starboard engine stalls. To continue on course, you should                     .

apply left rudder

53

You are going ahead on twin engines with rudders amidships. Your port engine stalls. To continue your course you should                     .

apply right rudder

54

You are going astern (single-screw, right-handed propeller) with the anchor down at a scope of twice the depth of the water. As the anchor dredges, you should expect the
.

stern to walk to port but at a reduced rate

55

You are going to load bales of wool having a stowage factor of 100 in #3 lower hold which has a bale cubic of 62,000. How many tons of the wool can be stowed in the compartment, assuming 10% broken stowage?

558

56

You are going to load bales of wool having a stowage factor of 100 in #3 lower hold which has a bale cubic of 72,000. How many tons of the wool can be stowed in the compartment, assuming 10% broken stowage?

648

57

You are going to load bales of wool having a stowage factor of 110 in #3 lower hold which has a bale cubic of 72,000. If broken stowage is figured at 15%, how many tons of the wool can be stowed?

556

58

You are going to load bales of wool having a stowage factor of 96 in #3 lower hold which has a bale cubic of 84,000. How many tons of wool can be stowed in the compartment?

875

59

You are handling a mooring line and are instructed to "Check the line".
What should you do?

Surge the line so it maintains a strain without parting.

60

You are heading into the sea during rough weather. Having too much weight forward can cause your small boat to .

plunge into the wave

61

You are in a fresh water port loading logs with gear rated at 5 tons, and suspect the weight of the logs exceeds the SWL of the gear. The logs are floating in the water alongside the vessel and have 95% of their volume submerged. The average length of the logs is 15 feet and the average diameter is 4.4 feet. What is the nearest average weight of the logs, based on these average measurements?

6.0 tons

62

You are in a tropical port. The refrigeration machinery on a container loaded with air-cooled fruit fails. It cannot be repaired for 18 to 24 hours. Which step should you take to reduce the temperature rise and spoilage of the fruit?

Shade the container and periodically hose it down

63

You are in charge of a 225-gross ton tug preparing to depart from Houston, Texas, with a loaded 2500-gross ton tank barge bound for New York. Prior to departure, regulations require that you                     .

record the barge's load line and draft readings

64

You are in charge of a towing vessel that operates exclusively on inland waters. You regularly tow barges that provide services (cargo lighters, fuel barges, etc.) to foreign flag vessels in port. What will be accepted as proper credentials for you and your crew?

Merchant Mariner Credential

65

You are in charge of a U.S. documented vessel. Under title 46 of the United States Code, if you fail to report a complaint of a sexual offense, you may be                     .

civilly charged and fined

66

You are in charge while handling a synthetic hawser on a capstan. The hawser has a heavy strain and you wish to avoid the hawser's slipping on the capstan drum. Which action should you take?

Back off on the capstan a bit and have the seaman take several more turns on the drum.

67

You are in port A in the United States, and your Certificate of Inspection has expired. You wish to go to port B in the United States for repairs and to complete the inspection. If the Officer- in-Charge Marine Inspection deems it safe, he may issue a                     .

Permit to Proceed

68

You are in the process of adding a barge to your tow. A line run from your power capstan and around timber heads on your tow is made fast on the new barge so that it can be pulled into position. This line is called a .

capstan line

69

You are in the process of loading 465,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 1030, on 5 November, you gauge the vessel and find that you have loaded 203,000 barrels. At 1200 you find that you have loaded 218,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately
                    .

1242, 6 November

70

You are in the process of loading 465,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 1030, on 5 November, you gauge the vessel and find that you have loaded 203,000 barrels. At 1200, you find that you have loaded 219,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately
                    .

1104, 6 November

71

You are landing a single-screw vessel with a left-handed propeller, starboard side to the dock. As you approach the dock you back your engine with your rudder amidships. You would expect the vessel to                     .

turn its stern towards the dock

72

You are landing a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller port side to a dock. As you approach the dock, you back down on your engine with rudder amidships. You would expect the vessel to                     .

swing its stern towards the dock

73

You are landing a single-screw vessel, with a right-hand propeller, starboard side to the dock. When you have approached the berth and back the engine, you would expect the vessel to .

turn her bow toward the dock

74

You are lifting a 3 ton weight with a single whip rove on a swinging boom set at an angle of 60° to the horizontal. Use the formula for the size of a shackle with a safe working load and determine the minimum size shackle that should be used to secure the head block to the boom.

1 1/2 inch

75

You are lifting a 3-ton weight with a single whip rove on a swinging boom set at an angle 20° to the horizontal. Use the formula for the size of a shackle with a safe working load and determine the minimum size shackle that should be used to secure the head block to the boom.

1 3/8 inch

76

You are lifting a 5-ton weight with a single whip rove on a swinging boom set at an angle of 20° to the horizontal. Use the formula for the size of a shackle with a safe working load and determine the minimum size shackle that should be used to secure the head block to the boom.

1 3/4 inch

77

You are lifting a 5-ton weight with a single whip rove on a swinging boom set at an angle of 60° to the horizontal. Use the formula for the size of a shackle with a safe working load and determine the minimum size shackle that should be used to secure the head block to the boom?

1 7/8 inch

78

You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses in the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is TRUE?

The stress on the masthead fairlead for the topping lift is greater at 20°.

79

You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses on the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is TRUE?

The thrust on the boom is greater at 60°.

80

You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses on the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is true?

The stress on the heel block is less at 60°.

81

You are lifting a one-ton weight with a swinging boom. When comparing the stresses on the rig with the boom at 20° to the horizontal to the stresses when the boom is at 60° to the horizontal, which statement is TRUE?

The stress on the head block is greater at 60°.

82

You are loading 465,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 0900 you find that you have loaded 207,000 barrels. At 1030 you find that you have loaded 223,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately                     .

0910 the next day

83

You are loading 475,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 0800 on 8 July, you find that you have loaded 174,000 barrels. At 1000, you find that you have loaded 192,000 barrels. If you continue loading at the same rate, you will finish at approximately                     .

1727, 9 July

84

You are loading 530,000 barrels of cargo oil. At 0945 on 13 April, you find that you have loaded 202,000 barrels. At 1130, you find that you have loaded 223,000 barrels. If you continue at the same rate, you will finish at .

1305, 14 April

85

You are loading a cargo of canned goods with a stowage factor of 65. If you allow 15% for broken stowage, how many tons can be loaded in a space of 55,000 cubic feet?

719

86

You are loading a cargo of cases into a hold which has a bale cubic of 44,000. The cargo consists of cases measuring 4 ft by 2 ft by 1.5 ft.
Estimated broken stowage is 15%. What is the maximum number of cases which can be stowed in the hold?

3116

87

You are loading a cargo tank on your container ship. The tank displays the red label shown. Which statement is TRUE?

The tank contains propylene.

88

You are loading a cargo that includes cylinders of acetylene aboard your break bulk vessel. Which statement is true?

The cylinders must be stowed at least 10 horizontal feet from corrosive materials in the same space.

89

You are making a sharp turn in a channel and using a buoy four points on the bow to gauge your rate of turn. If you observe the buoy moving aft relative to you, what should you do?

Increase the rate of turn

90

You are making a sharp turn in a channel and using a buoy four points on the bow to gauge your rate of turn. If you observe the buoy moving forward relative to you, what should you do?

Decrease the rate of turn

91

You are making mooring lines fast to bitts, stern to, as in some Mediterranean ports. A swell is liable to make the vessel surge. How should you tie up?

Use manila or synthetic fiber hawsers only.

92

You are Master of a U.S. flag vessel which was dry docked for bottom cleaning in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Upon return to a U.S. port, you must
.

file a customs' form for duty on this repair

93

You are Master of a vessel that is sold in a foreign country after discharge of cargo. What is your responsibility to the crew in regards to return to the United States?

You must provide passage to the port of original engagement.

94

You are mooring to a buoy. You should approach the buoy with the current from .

ahead

95

You are moving a gas free tank barge to dry dock for repairs. The barge must have onboard a valid
.

Certificate of Inspection

96

You are on a 120,000 DWT loaded bulk carrier. What is the maximum safe docking speed when coming alongside?

0.2 foot per second (0.12 knot)

97

You are on a 120,000 DWT loaded bulk carrier. When anchoring without the aid of tugs, your maximum speed should not exceed how many feet per second?

0.5 (0.3 knot)

98

You are on a 165 foot (50.3 meters) long vessel with a draft of 9 feet (2.7 meters) and twin screws. Which statement about rescuing a survivor in the water with ship pickup is TRUE?

A pickup off the weather bow gives maximum maneuverability with the least possibility of injury to the man.

99

You are on a cargo vessel carrying portable tanks of dangerous cargoes in bulk. Which statement is TRUE?

All electrical equipment within 10 feet horizontally must be explosion proof or intrinsically safe.

100

You are on a cargo vessel carrying toluol in bulk in portable tanks. Which is a requirement for pumping the toluol?

There must be water pressure on the fire main.

101

You are on a container vessel. Which of the following is true concerning the handling and stowage of containerized hazardous materials?

Open-bed containers may be used to transport hazardous materials if the cargo is properly secured.

102

You are on a containership carrying a tank container that had been filled with sodium hydroxide solution. The container is empty but has not been cleaned. Which, if any, placard is required?

Black and white corrosive placard

103

You are on a containership. The cargo includes a container of small arms ammunition, a container of lead- acid storage batteries and a container of methyl acetylene bottles. Which statement is TRUE?

No separation is required because freight containers are exempted.

104

You are on a containership. Which statement about the stowage of hazardous materials in containers is TRUE?

A refrigerated container with a fuel tank containing a flammable liquid must be stowed on deck.

105

You are on a course of 000°T and put the rudder right 30°. In which direction will the transfer be measured?

090°T

106

You are on a large merchant vessel entering a U.S. port. There is a Pilot on board and he has the conn. Which statement is TRUE?

The Master is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and the Pilot is employed for his local knowledge.

107

You are on a large merchant vessel entering a U.S. port. There is a Pilot onboard and he has the conn. Which statement is TRUE?

The Master is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship and the Pilot is employed for his local knowledge.

108

You are on a large vessel fitted with a right-handed controllable-pitch propeller set at maximum forward pitch. Which statement about reversing is TRUE?

There will probably be a loss of steering control.

109

You are on a large vessel fitted with a right-handed controllable-pitch propeller. When making large speed changes while decreasing pitch, which statement is TRUE?

You may lose rudder control until the ship's speed has dropped to correspond to propeller speed.

110

You are on a multiple product tankship and carrying methyl acrylate, diethanolamine, and triethylamine.
Which statement is TRUE?

The heating coils to the cargo tank loaded with methyl acrylate must be blanked off.

111

You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of allyl alcohol, benzene, and propanolamine. Which of the following is true?

Allyl alcohol is incompatible with propanolamine but both are compatible with benzene.

112

You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of butyric acid, propylene oxide, and octyl alcohol. Which statement is true?

Propylene oxide may not be stowed in a tank adjacent to butyric acid.

113

You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of ethanolamine, methyl acrylate, and glycerine. Which statement is true?

Glycerine is compatible with both of the other cargoes.

114

You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker and will carry cargoes of isophorone, ethylenediamine, and creosote. Which of the following is TRUE?

All of these cargoes are compatible.

115

You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker with orders to load diethylamine. What is NOT a requirement for transporting this cargo?

You must have a containment system made out of stainless steel other than types 416 and 422.

116

You are on a multiple-product chemical tanker. The loading plan includes cargoes of diethylenetriamine and formamide. Which statement concerning the stowage of these cargoes is TRUE?

The minimum segregation required is a single bulkhead.

117

You are on a multiple-product tankship and scheduled to load a cargo classed as an aromatic amine. This cargo is incompatible with cargoes classed as                     .

organic anhydrides

118

You are on a power-driven vessel proceeding down a channel, with the current, on a river on the Great Lakes System. If you meet another power- driven vessel who is upbound, your responsibilities include                     .

proposing a safe way to pass

119

You are on a ship that has broken down and are preparing to be taken in tow. You will use your anchor cable as part of the towline. Which statement is TRUE?

The strain of the tow is taken by the riding pawl, chain stopper, and anchor windlass brake.

120

You are on a single-screw vessel with a left-handed propeller making no way in the water. How will your vessel react when you apply right rudder?

Rudder alone has no effect on the vessel

121

You are on a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller, and you are making headway. When you enter shallow water,                     .

your rudder response will become sluggish

122

You are on a single-screw vessel with a right-handed propeller. The vessel is going full speed astern with full right rudder. The bow will swing
.

probably to port

123

You are on a tankship carrying benzene in bulk. Which statement is TRUE?

Personnel working in regulated areas must use respirators.

124

You are on a tankship designed to carry molten sulfur. Which statement is TRUE?

Cargo temperature may be taken by portable thermometers.

125

You are on a tankship discharging oil. When all of the oil that the main cargo pumps can handle is pumped out of a tank, the remainder is                     .

stripped to one tank and then pumped out with the main pumps

126

You are on a vessel carrying liquefied butadiene in bulk. Which document is NOT required to be either in the wheelhouse or easily accessible to the person on watch while underway?

Cargo manual

127

You are on a vessel designed to carry compressed gasses in bulk with a cargo of butadiene. Which statement is TRUE?

Silver and copper are prohibited in the parts of valves and fittings in contact with the cargo.

128

You are on a vessel that carries liquefied gasses in bulk. The person on watch is required to have what information about the cargo easily accessible?

Firefighting procedures

129

You are on an ice-reinforced vessel about to enter pack ice. You should
.

look for areas of rotten ice and enter perpendicular to the ice edge

130

You are on anchor watch. As an aid to preventing thievery on the vessel you should                     .

show anchor lights, deck lights and cargo lights hung over the vessel's side

131

You are on watch and receive word that a person has fallen overboard from the starboard side. What should your first action be?

put the wheel hard right

132

You are on watch and see a man fall overboard. Which man overboard turn should NOT be used in this situation?

Scharnow

133

You are on watch and the pilot has just anchored the vessel. The next thing that you should do after the anchor has been let go is to
.

plot the vessel's position on the chart

134

You are on watch and the Pilot has the conn. The Master has temporarily gone below. The Pilot orders a course change which you are certain will put the vessel into imminent danger. Your first action should be to
.

countermand the order and immediately notify the Master

135

You are on watch at night in clear visibility and the vessel has just been anchored. The first thing that you should do after the anchor has been let go is to .

take bearings to obtain ship's position

136

You are on watch at sea and find it prudent to call the Master to the bridge due to traffic congestion. The moment that the Master officially relieves you of the conn is whenever
.

the Master specifically informs you that he has the conn

137

You are on watch at sea at night and a fire breaks out in #3 hold. What should be done IMMEDIATELY?

Shut down the cargo hold ventilation.

138

You are on watch at sea at night when a fire breaks out in #3 hold just forward of the bridge. You would NOT
.

proceed to the space and inspect the extent of the fire

139

You are on watch at sea on course 090°T. A man falls overboard on your starboard side. You immediately start a Williamson Turn. Which action is NOT a part of a Williamson Turn?

Stop the engines until clear of the man.

140

You are on watch while your vessel is entering port with a pilot conning. The pilot gave a steering command to the helmsman who failed to acknowledge it by repeating the order. You have now enunciated the pilot's order to the helmsman and there is still no response. If the helmsman continues on the original course, you should immediately                     .

take the helm and expedite the maneuver that the pilot ordered

141

You are on watch while your vessel is entering port with a pilot conning. The pilot gives a steering command to the helmsman who fails to acknowledge it by repeating the command. You should immediately                     .

repeat the Pilot's command and ensure that the helmsman repeats it exactly

142

You are onboard a 120 GT uninspected sea going tug which carries one Master and one Mate of Towing Vessels and four (4) seamen when underway. How many of the four seamen must have a rating as able seamen if the voyage is under 600 miles?

2

143

You are operating a 150 GT towing vessel. What is NOT required on the vessel?

Certificate of Inspection

144

You are operating a twin-screw vessel and lose your port engine. You continue to operate on your starboard engine only. Which action would you take to move your vessel ahead in a straight line?

Compensate with right rudder.

145

You are operator of a towing vessel which collides with a buoy and drags it off station. What should you do if the damage to your vessel is not serious?

Immediately notify the nearest Coast Guard Marine Safety or Inspection Office and no further action is necessary.

146

You are ordering a new block to use with a 3-inch circumference manila line. Which represents a proper size block for this line?

9-inch cheek, 6- inch sheave

147

You are picking up an unconscious person that has fallen overboard in a fresh breeze. For safety reasons a small craft should approach with the
.

victim to windward

148

You are planning the stowage of two incompatible products on your multiple product tankship. What will NOT provide the minimum required segregation?

Solid (non- intercostal) bulkhead

149

You are planning to anchor in an area where several anchors have been lost due to fouling. As a precaution, you should                     .

fit a crown strap and work wire to the anchor

150

You are planning to use a crude oil washing system. What precaution must be taken with the source tank for the washing machines?

At least one meter must be decanted from the source tank.

151

You are planning to use the crude oil washing system on your tankship.
What is required to prevent electrostatic buildup in the tanks?

The source tank for the tank cleaning machines must have least one meter decanted from it.

152

You are preparing to lubricate standing rigging on your vessel. When rigging a bosun's chair on a stay with a shackle,                     .

never allow the shackle pin to ride on the stay

153

You are preparing to relieve the mate on watch while underway at sea. The watch should not be transferred
.

during a collision avoidance maneuver

154

You are preparing to slush a stay on your vessel by lowering yourself down the stay in a bosun's chair. The proper way to do this is to ride down the stay on a riding shackle
.

with the pin of the shackle through the chair's bridle eye

155

You are proceeding against the current on a river in the Great Lakes System. You are meeting a downbound vessel. Both vessels are power-driven. The other vessel sounds one short blast. You must
.

sound one short blast

156

You are proceeding along the right bank of a narrow channel aboard a right-handed single-screw vessel.
The vessel starts to sheer due to bank suction/cushion effect. You should
.

increase speed and put the rudder right full

157

You are proceeding at a slow speed with your starboard side near the right bank of a channel. If your vessel suddenly sheers toward the opposite bank, the best maneuver would be
.

full ahead, hard right rudder

158

You are proceeding down a channel and lose the engine(s). You must use the anchors to stop the ship. Which statement is true?

Use one or both anchors with a scope of twice the depth before setting the brake.

159

You are proceeding to a distress site and expect large numbers of people in the water. Which statement is TRUE?

An inflatable liferaft secured alongside can be an effective boarding station for transfer of survivors from the boats.

160

You are proceeding to a distress site where the survivors are in liferafts. Which action will assist in making your vessel more visible to the survivors?

Making smoke in daylight

161

You are proceeding to a distress site. The survivors are in liferafts. What will make your ship more visible to the survivors?

Turning on all available deck lights at night

162

You are proceeding to the area of reported distress. When you arrive at the reported position, the vessel in distress is not sighted. What type of search should be conducted?

Expanding square

163

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message by rapid transmission which does not require a higher precedence. Which precedence would you assign this message?

R (ROUTINE)

164

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message by rapid transmission which does not require a higher precedence. Which precedence would you assign this transmission?

R (ROUTINE)

165

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message concerning an initial enemy contact. Which precedence will you assign this message?

Z (FLASH)

166

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message concerning an initial enemy contact. Which precedence would you assign this message?

Z (FLASH)

167

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message concerning an initial enemy contact. Which precedence would you assign this message?

Z (FLASH)

168

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) and wish to send a message warning of a hurricane. Which precedence would you assign this message?

O (IMMEDIATE)

169

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when it becomes necessary to send a distress message. What precedence would you assign this message?

O (IMMEDIATE)

170

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when it becomes necessary to send a distress message. Which precedence would you assign this message?

O (IMMEDIATE)

171

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when you wish to send a message concerning your ships diversion. Which precedence would you assign this message?

P (PRIORITY)

172

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when you wish to send a message concerning your ships diversion. Which precedence would you assign this message?

P (PRIORITY)

173

You are proceeding under NCS (Naval Control of Shipping) when you wish to send a message concerning your ships diversion. Which precedence would you assign this message?

P (PRIORITY)

174

You are riding to a single anchor. The vessel is yawing excessively. Which action should be taken to reduce the yawing?

Drop the second anchor at the extreme end of the yaw, then adjust the cables until the scope is equal

175

You are rigging a stage over the ship's side to serve as a working platform.
For stability of the stage, the downhaul to one end of the stage and the downhaul to the other end, which are used for lowering the stage, should be led                     .

one to the inboard and the other to the outboard

176

You are rigging a stage over the vessel's side and are securing the downhaul with lowering turns at your end of the stage. When finished, the remainder of the line should be
.

lowered down into the water

177

You are scheduled to load a bulk shipment of steel turnings. Which statement is TRUE?

The primary hazard of this cargo is that it is subject to spontaneous heating and ignition.

178

You are signing on a crew. When they present their Merchant Mariner Credential, you should suspect a fraudulent document if it has a single endorsement that says                     .

Bosun

179

You are signing on a crew. Which person is presenting a Merchant Mariner's Document (MMD) that you should suspect as being invalid?

A seaman with an MMD only endorsed as "Bosun"

180

You are signing on a crew. You can determine the minimum number and qualifications of the crew that you are required to carry by consulting which document?

Certificate of Inspection

181

You are signing on a crew. A man presents a Merchant Mariner's Document that you suspect has been tampered with. Which action should you take?

Refuse to sign the man on articles until authorized by the Coast Guard.

182

You are signing on a deck officer, who will be designated as one of the GMDSS operators, before sailing foreign. Which statement is TRUE?

He/she must have an STCW certificate endorsed as "Valid for Service on Vessels Operating in the GMDSS System".

183

You are signing on crew members. The minimum number of people required aboard, and the qualifications of each, is listed on the                     .

Certificate of Inspection

184

You are signing on crew members. The minimum number of people required aboard, and the qualifications of each, is listed on the                     .

Certificate of Inspection

185

You are signing on crew members. The minimum number of people required aboard, and the qualifications of each, is listed on the                     .

Certificate of Inspection

186

You are signing on the Purser. He should present a Merchant Mariner Credential with which endorsement?

See Certificate of Registry

187

You are signing on your crew. Which is NOT authorized?

A man presenting his Chief Mate's license to sign on as able seaman

188

You are standing look-out duty at night. A dim light on the horizon will be seen quickest by looking
.

a little above the horizon

189

You are standing the wheel watch on entering port and the Master gives you a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the Pilot. What should you do?

Obey the Master.

190

You are standing the wheel watch when you hear the cry, "Man overboard starboard side". You should instinctively .

give full right rudder

191

You are standing watch on entering port and the Master gives a rudder command which conflicts with a rudder command from the Pilot. You should ensure the helmsman
.

obeys the Master

192

You are steaming in a heavy gale and find it necessary to heave to. Under most circumstances, this is best done by                     .

taking the sea fine on the bow and reducing the speed to the minimum to hold that position

193

You are stopped with no way upon your vessel at the pilot station. Your vessel is a large twin-screw ship. You must come around 180° to board your Pilot. How should you use the engines and rudder to turn the ship fastest in the least amount of space?

Half ahead with hard over rudder, then full astern on inboard engine

194

You are taking the bow line from the port bow of a large vessel that is underway when the stern of your tug comes in contact with the vessel. The forward motion of both vessels causes your tug to be turned toward the other vessel and contact the stem thereby being "stemmed". You should immediately                     .

go full astern with rudder amidships

195

You are the Chief Mate of a 30,000- DWT tankship. The vessel is engaged in trade with another country signatory to MARPOL 73/78. Which statement is TRUE?

The IOPP
Certificate for an inspected vessel is valid for 5 years.

196

You are the credentialed Master of a 199 GT uninspected towing vessel making a 500 mile coastwise trip.
You carry a deck crew of six (6). Which statement is TRUE?

None of the above

197

You are the credentialed Master of a towing vessel operating between New York and Tampa, Florida. If you carry four (4) deckhands onboard, how many must be able seamen?

3

198

You are the licensed Master of a 100 GT towing vessel sailing coastwise. What percentage of the deck crew must be able to understand any order spoken by the officers?

75%

199

You are the licensed operator of a 100 GT towing vessel making coastwise runs. Whenever a crew member is discharged from your vessel you must
                    .

issue a Certificate of Discharge or make an entry in his Continuous Discharge Book

200

You are the licensed operator of a 100 GT towing vessel sailing coastwise.
What percentage of the deck crew must be able to understand the language commonly used onboard the vessel?

75%